Proving Jesus’ Point

No wonder Jesus said we will always have the poor with us:

Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis.

A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

Pity the poor billionaires.

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times: when Republican religion clashes with Republican political ideology, it’s always the religion which is wrong.

No, Mr. Langone. Pope Francis is not alienating the rich. You’re alienating yourselves.

Mark 12:41-44
New International Version (NIV)
The Widow’s Offering

41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”


Filed under Christianity, Pope Francis, Republican Party

15 responses to “Proving Jesus’ Point

  1. GregH

    Throw in “The love of money is the root of all evil” and “A man cannot serve two masters.”

  2. Careful. Primary source material really pisses Republicans off.

  3. Well, I guess it’s time to tell the asshole who owns Home Depot to go fuck himself. Last year HD decided that they would no longer give a 10% discount to veterans UNLESS they were retired (20 years service) wounded in combat or injured/ill from service. I think I’ve been in there maybe once since that tidbit came out.

    The guy’s been an asshole since before he was super-rich.

  4. greennotGreen

    Do people like Ken Langone ever listen to themselves? If Langone isn’t a Christian, then why should he care what the Pope says? And if he does call himself a Christian, then why doesn’t give because it’s the right thing to do? Because it’s what Jesus would have him do? I think Jesus’s words were, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, not “Do unto others so people will say nice things about you.”

    Hell, I’m a pagan, and I get this.

  5. CB

    What? You don’t also have a Lowe’s across the street from your Home Depot? Is that only a Georgia phenomenon?

  6. I know. How about this dickhead just go through the four gospels and tell Jesus where he got it wrong?

  7. The Wholly Babble according to Ken Langone:

    JESUS sayeth unto Kennydouchenozzle:

    “Go ye forth and prosper by underpaying thy help and selling imported items to cost MORE people their jobs in manufacturing.

    Get thee rich and fuckest thou the rest.”

    I know that prayer is useless so I won’t pray that people like Langone undergo an agonizing and protracted battle with some incurable disease or other. No, I won’t pray–but a guy can still HOPE!

    • GregH

      The modern version of Theodicy: Why does a just God allow thousands of innocent children to be forced into sex slavery or to become child soldiers while a fucking corporate asshole like this Langone-tool gets to sit on his fat ass drinking champagne and watching the 700 Club on his big screen, while making some totally dumbass comment to CNBC about the Pope being too concerned about the poor and stuff?

  8. Wholly Babble and MalWarts. Vocabulary building for the win.